I Know What Learners Need

Last Saturday, I was talking with a past¬†colleague¬†and good friend Virginie, an instructional designer working in the field for 10 years now. We talked about some of the struggles we go through in this profession. We tried to pin point what was the one character quality that all instructional designers should have. We both agreed… Continue reading I Know What Learners Need

From the Innovative Mind of Janey Clarey: Instructional Design by Example Blog

Janet Clarey is one of my favorite bloggers on the topic of training and developement. It is no surprise that she has kicked off this absolutely fabulous idea of blogging about real life instructional design examples. I wish her the best of luck possible and am thinking up an example to contribute in the very… Continue reading From the Innovative Mind of Janey Clarey: Instructional Design by Example Blog

Putting the Learner in the Driver’s Seat

Ever notice that a long trip is seems shorter when you’re the one driving? When I’m a passenger and I don’t have anything to distract me, I feel like a trip can go on forever. But when I’m behind the wheel, my mind is constantly engaged, thinking, processing and deciding. I actually prefer driving a… Continue reading Putting the Learner in the Driver’s Seat

Designing eLearning Environments for Learning Organizations

My presentation at ISPI-Montreal’s 2006 Conference discussed A Systemic Approach to Designing Fluid eLearning Environments for Learning Organisations. Presentation Summary In a learning organization, a shared vision is built by linking individual and organizational performance objectives. The design of this organization’s eLearning environment must reflect this vision, empowering individuals, cultivating communities of practice and encouraging… Continue reading Designing eLearning Environments for Learning Organizations

Organizational Learning Strategy and eLearning

Situating the Current Popular eLearning Offering When one decides to venture into the world of eLearning, he or she will quickly come across the following terms: Learning object: a pre-defined parcel of learning that elaborates on a subject or a notion. It is usually developed with rich multimedia. Learning Content Management System (LCMS): a system… Continue reading Organizational Learning Strategy and eLearning

Rethinking Multimedia Instructional Material Design for an Equitable and Critical Pedagogy

I presented on the subject of Rethinking Multimedia Instructional Material Design for an Equitable and Critical Pedagogy at two conferences this spring: In Touch with Technology conference presented by the Association of Media and Technology for Education in Canada (AMTEC), Laurentian University Pioneers in a New Age conference presented by the Canadian Association of Distance… Continue reading Rethinking Multimedia Instructional Material Design for an Equitable and Critical Pedagogy